Tracey Yani Harjatanaya

Tracey is a doctoral student at the Oxford University Department of Education.

Originally from Indonesia, she has spent the last decade studying in the UK and working about multicultural education in Indonesia.

She is fully funded by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP).

Her doctoral research seeks to explore the ways school and parents teach about diversity in Indonesia. More specifically, it aims to look at the extent to which teachers, head teachers, students and parents at different ethnoreligious backgrounds construct and negotiate the meanings of diversity.

Tracey completed her MSc in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford in 2011 and her honours BA in Mathematics and Education Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2010. Upon completing her study in the UK, she returned to Indonesia to work in an educational foundation Sultan Iskandar Muda in Medan, Indonesia as a member of the Board of Directors in the Foundation – a position which she is still holding until today. She is responsible for overlooking the development and implementation of multicultural education and teacher development programme. During her tenure, she has worked alongside the head teachers and teachers across all educational levels (from pre-school until high school) and produced books on the praxis of multicultural education in the school setting, using the Sultan Iskandar Muda Foundation as the case study.

Alongside her doctoral work, Tracey also currently holds a position of the Head of Education Research team of Indonesia Synergy Forum and is a committee member of the International Indonesian Scholars Association. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and is actively involved in community development and environmental projects in various parts of Indonesia.


Edited Book

  • 2015 (2nd Edition)   Fostering Diversity: Praxis of Multicultural Education. Medan: YPSIM.
  • 2012 (1st Edition)  Fostering Diversity: Praxis of Multicultural Education. Medan: KIPPAS


Thesis working title
Multiculturalism in Indonesia: roles of school and home in fostering unity-in-diversity

Dr Nigel Fancourt and Dr David Johnson

Research interests:

  • Multicultural education
  • Comparative education
  • Chinese diaspora in Indonesia
  • Religion, Gender, Ethnicity and Diversity
  • Teacher Development


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • St Stephen's House

Research groups

  • Comparative and International Education
  • Philosophy, Religion and Education